Imagine this: You step off the air-conditioned transfer car onto a jetty surrounded by crystal clear water. There is a picture-perfect boat bobbing at the end of this jetty waiting to whisk you away into a temporary world of butlers, infinity pools and complete indulgence. While you wait to board the boat, you are served a sweet ginger drink by immaculately dressed staff willing and waiting to fulfill all of your travel wishes. You smile and breathe in the tropical air and stare at the pristine beach just out of reach. You are just moments from Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, a luxury resort on the coast of Vietnam and a world away from reality.
With your own personal butler, infinity pool overlooking the bay and complimentary champagne on arrival, you will find you have slipped away into a deluxe world of fantasy, miles removed from the strains of everyday life. The coveted Water Villa accommodation is completely secluded, offering direct water access to the surrounding reef and a charming rustic interior boasting a stand-alone bath and breathtaking sea views. For someone, like myself, whose past travel-style was a dorm room dominated by snoring men – Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is a breath of fresh air, an absolute paradise: a once in a lifetime deluxe accommodation experience in Vietnam.
On arrival, your butler will greet you with a guided tour of the accommodation; you will be acquainted with everything from the complimentary fruit platter to the separate lounge area that overlooks glorious Ninh Van Bay. As you absorb the stuctural beauty of the Water Villa, you will discover everything you need to ensure you experience a magical and luxurious getaway.
There is no shortage of things to do at this amazing resort. Spend the day sipping cocktails at one the many onsite bars, snorkel around the reef just at your doorstep or hire any of the equipment on offer at the extensive activities centre. Walk along the beach. Have a massage. If you’re looking for something a little less energetic, simply while away the hours away in your personal infinity pool as the clouds roll restlessly overhead and the wooden boats glide by.
If you’re seeking home-made culinary delights, the cooking class run by the resort’s Head Chef will introduced you to organic Vietnamese cuisine made from fresh herbs straight from exotic resort garden. When you arrive, enjoy a guided tour of the garden before preparing a range of traditional Vietnamese dishes. Roll your own rice paper rolls with fresh herbs and fruits of the sea, throw together exotic soups and sample mouth-watering local seafood.
And, the food at the resort. It’s amazing. Breakfast has every delight imaginable. Blend your own juice in the cool-room and cram your plate high with an assortment of foods catering to almost every need on earth. From hot cakes to sushi, everything is accounted for. For dinner, enjoy one of the onsite restaurants: the private Wine Cave experience is simply a must and specialises in Vietnamese cuisine, including freshly caught lobster from the nearby lobster farm just a hop, skip and a jump from the shores of Ninh Van Bay.
Those looking for a more romantic experience of Vietnam won’t miss out at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. Your butler will be more than happy to organise a romantic cruise for two, past the neighbouring resort. Enjoy hand-made rice paper rolls and fresh champagne as you glide past the lobster farm, iconic boulders and monkeys swinging from branch to branch in the surrounding trees. If you have a little extra in your purse, choose your own lobster and the kitchen staff will prepare it for you in your room.Enjoy the fresh sea breeze in your face and take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the experience.
With everything you need for a luxurious escape, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is a must stay for anyone visiting the coast of Vietnam. It is guaranteed that you won’t be disappointed.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is a true slice of luxury in Vietnam.